By Rick Kazmer
The last week has been painful. And it hasn‚Äôt solely been based on Pittsburgh sports.
Between the Pirates historic collapse, Pitt‚Äôs disastrous losses to Youngstown State and Cincinnati and the Steelers defeat in Denver, I have been dealing with an even bigger pain ‚Äî a kidney stone.
The sports woes and the stone trouble are not, however, without similarities. Both brought disappointment, feelings of helplessness ‚Äî and of course pain ‚Äî in the latter case lots of pain.
The kidney stone is gone now. It passed after a torturous moment in the Gettysburg visitors center. A weekend away was nearly spoiled by the concentration of particles. It was my fourth bout with the horrid rocks. While still standing, I would like to avoid round No. 5.
So perhaps as I turn a corner on that front, Pittsburgh sports will turn around its own state of affairs. It isn‚Äôt looking good for the Buccos ‚Äî¬†or Pitt.
Lets hope the Steelers are better than they played Sunday, and that the Jets are worse than they appeared against the Bills. That‚Äôs the Week 2 matchup.
On a positive note my fantasy team had a nice win.
My starting roster
Vikings D (or 49ers)